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Sunday, September 25th, 2011
7:25 pm
Take an improv class with me.
I'm teaching an improv comedy class with Atlas Improv on Sundays.

It's a great way to lose inhibitions, meet people, let loose and just enjoy an evening. The course is ten weeks and ends with a show for your class at Atlas Improv's new theater at 609 E. Washington.

The class is at 1:00 and runs two hours each Sunday. It's really fun even if you've done improv elsewhere.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
11:43 am
TOMORROW: Meet children's author Kevin Henkes!
Do you enjoy children's books -- or know someone who does? Join us!

Be a part of the Wisconsin Reflections audience as we welcome Madison author Kevin Henkes. Taping takes place on Thursday, March 3 at 9:45 a.m. in the Wisconsin Public Television studios, 2nd floor, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.

To RSVP: e-mail audience@uc.wisc.edu with your name and how you heard about the taping.

Henkes, who lives in Madison, has written and illustrated 40 picture books, board books and novels. His remarkable career includes a rare combination: top honors for both writing and illustrations. He won the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon, a Newbery Honor for Olive’s Ocean, and a Caldecott Honor for Owen. Best known for his mouse books (including Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and others), his recent work includes the picture book Little White Rabbit (January 2011) and the novel Junonia (May 2011).

The time commitment for this taping will be roughly 90 minutes, including a question-and-answer period. (Please note that the show is not geared toward children.)

Hope to see you there!
Friday, November 5th, 2010
5:50 pm
o chem 343
I'm taking Gellman's class and I'm wondering if anyone knows what kind of a curve he gives at the end of the semester?
Is it significant? Does it help a lot?
I guess I'm just trying to decide if I want to drop the class or stick with it. 
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
9:33 am
Meet Errol Morris -- THURSDAY, 10/21!
Don't miss your chance to meet Errol Morris up close!

Join the Wisconsin Reflections audience as we turn our own cameras on director Errol Morris, famous for probing the fascinating lives of regular -- and not-so-regular -- people. Taping takes place on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wisconsin Public Television studios, 2nd floor, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.

Since receiving his BA in history in 1969, Morris has earned a reputation as one of America's leading filmmakers. With nine documentary features (including the current film Tabloid) and over 1000 commercials to his credit, his subjects have ranged from physicist Stephen Hawking and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to prison execution technician Fred Leuchter and pet cemetery operator Floyd McClure. He has received nearly every top award in his field, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation and MacArthur Foundation. A regular contributor to the New York Times, his award-winning blog on issues in photography has led to an upcoming book entitled "The Cow is Thinking Nothing: Reflections on Photography, Perception and Reality" (to be published next year). His visit to campus, in conjunction with the retrospective "Elusive Truths" series, is a marquee event in the Year of the Arts.

The time commitment for this taping will be roughly 90 minutes, including a question-and-answer period.

If you would like to be a part of the audience, send an e-mail to audience@uc.wisc.edu. For more information on the show, go to http://wisconsinreflections.wisc.edu/.
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
2:01 pm
Under age places to watch Badger Football?
Need thoughts on where folks go to watch games if they are too young to do bars and can't go to the games. I've a young (just shy of legal) niece coming to town on game day and she wants to go where the younger students will be to catch the game. Thanks for thoughts!
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
4:01 pm
Pet-friendly 1br on campus for rent/$650
Looking for a pet-friendly (cats and dogs, NO breed or size restrictions) apartment with a huge bedroom, laundry in the building (right downstairs) and a close proximity to campus?

I had rented it myself, but due to some family badness, plans have changed and I'm staying where I am. It's $650/month, 1-bedroom, parking available in back, cats and dogs allowed, all that jazz. Address is 15 N Webster, right next to the tire place on E Washington a block off the Square.

Let me know or tell people you know who are looking for apartments.

Craigslist ad is here.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
3:47 pm
Textbooks: Rehab Psych, Psychology
Any current or former grad students in Rehab Psych here?

I'm looking around for the following books:

RP&SE 540: Assessment of Adults w/ Disabilities (Lynch)
* Assessment in Rehabilitation & Health, Mpofu and Oakland, 2009

RP&SE 810: Rehab Counseling Psych Technique (Berven)
* Intentional Interviewing & Counseling, Ivey Allen & Mary, 2009, 7th edition

* Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers, Cormier, 2008, 6th edition


I'm also SELLING a textbook used in Psych 202 classes ("Psychology" by Schacter, Gilbert & Wegner, 2009), in case your professor is using that edition again.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
11:41 am
ATTN: students with a .edu email address
Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Which usually costs $79 a year. Perks include free 2 day shipping, and $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP (url shortened with bit.ly)

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni might be able to benefit from this too (though the Terms of Service does say they have the right to ask for proof that you are a current student).

I apologize if you have already heard about this amazing deal. I just want to help spread the word on this before they stop offering it. I am not an employee of Amazon, nor do I gain anything from people signing up for this service.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
12:32 pm
Competition for those who know the Law
The International Contest of Young Lawyers “Precedent” is an on-line activity for students and young professionals. It's a bilingual contest where you can send the work in English or Russian.
It’s main goal is to give young lawyers and students a place to share opinions and try their skills. At the same time practicing lawyers and the one who is just interested in jurisprudence may participate.
There are two spheres where the participant may choose a case to resolve - intellectual property and private international law. Here’s the list of cases.
You can vote for the works and comment! Here are the approved solutions.
The Contest is held till 21 of June 2010. You can send a work up to June 15.

Prizes for the winners are granted!
Participate and tell your friends and classmates!
Monday, May 17th, 2010
9:55 pm
organic chemistry
Do any of you know if it's true that you need at least a C in Chem 104 to advance to Chem 343 (Organic chem)?

EDIT: I called the chem advising office and asked them. They told me that there is no grade requirement for moving onto Chem 343. However, if you want to move onto Chem 345, you need to get at least a C in Chem 343.
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
8:00 am
Concerns have been raised about Basso's use of animals at least since 2003
A rhesus macaque monkey at the UW-Madison.

Monkeys suffered and died at UW-Madison:

Documents shed light on why researcher (temporarily) lost her privileges
Bill Lueders on Thursday 04/29/2010 ,

Clearly, something significant happened for the UW-Madison to revoke the animal-use privileges of researcher Michele Basso last year. But what, exactly?...

Monday, April 12th, 2010
12:23 pm
Meet One Heartland founder and CEO Neil Willenson!
Hey! Are you interested in volunteerism, activism related to HIV/AIDS awareness or poverty and/or public service? Then you should be in the audience for Wisconsin Reflections tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, April 13), with One Heartland founder and CEO Neil Willenson!

Wisconsin Reflections, airing nationally on the Big Ten Network, features prominent UW-Madison alumni speaking about their time on campus and their subsequent careers. The show tapes in the Wisconsin Public TV studios (2nd floor, Vilas Hall) on campus at 1 p.m. tomorrow afternoon; you'll probably be done by 2:25. The show will include several interview segments with host John Roach and a Q&A session at the end.

Neil Willenson founded Camp Heartland, as it was then known, while a senior at UW-Madison. Since then, he's expanded the organization's reach to provide services across the country for children and families facing isolating issues related to disease, poverty and homelessness, among others. One of GQ's Men of the Year in 2008, he spoke at this year's winter commencement ceremonies and was recently featured on Dateline NBC.

Sign up now at audience@uc.wisc.edu; students, community members and friends are welcome!
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
4:43 pm
Meet Shirley Abrahamson and be on the Big Ten Network!
Hey! Do you like politics, law and/or awesome female leaders? Then you should be in the audience for Wisconsin Reflections tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 7), with Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson!

Wisconsin Reflections, airing nationally on the Big Ten Network, features prominent UW-Madison alumni speaking about their time on campus and their subsequent careers. The show tapes in the Wisconsin Public TV studios (2nd floor, Vilas Hall) on campus at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning; you'll be done before 11 a.m. The show will include several interview segments with host John Roach and a Q&A session at the end.

The first woman on the Wisconsin Supreme Court (and its first female Chief Justice), Abrahamson is poised to become the longest-serving justice in Wisconsin's history, a record that has stood for 117 years. Known nationwide for her sharp, thoughtful decisions, she is also "universally regarded as both wise and charming," according to one reporter.

Sign up now at audience@uc.wisc.edu; students, community members and friends are welcome!

(Also, meet One Heartland founder and CEO Neil Willenson next Tuesday at 1 p.m.!)
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
8:46 pm
Vintage Badgers Tee

I'm selling a vintage badgers t-shirt on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=120552329715&Category=28022&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2#ht_500wt_1118

Thought some of you might be interested. Size large, and one of the softest tshirts I've ever owned.

Thanks for looking!

(Mods, if this is not allowed, I apologize, please let me know and I'll delete)
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
5:57 pm
Pink & Black Benefit!
WHO: Campus Women’s Center & the 2010 VDay Campaign (Vagina Monologues)
WHAT: Pink & Black Benefit night
WHERE: Segredo (where Mad Ave used to be)
WHEN: This Friday, February 5th, 10 pm – 2 am
WHY: To raise money & awareness to stop violence against women! Proceeds go towards great programs, such as support & prevention services for domestic abuse, sexual violence, etc. This year’s spotlight international cause is for the Democratic Republic of Congo!

~*~ Bring $2 to buy a CHOCOLATE VAGINA!
~*~ Try the “Pink Vulva” drink special, created just for the benefit!
( $1 of each of these drinks sold goes to charity!)
~*~ Buy $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win great stuff from Madison businesses!
~*~ Get a FREE gift from the Condom Fairies!

Event open to everyone 18+
$5 donation at the door with your Student ID ($8 general)

Look up the event on Facebook! See you there!
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
4:55 pm
Need a job? Good with the web? Wisconsin Ecology, UW Madison's organization of ecology faculty across campus, is redesigning its website, and we need some technical assistance. You can read more about it here.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
1:48 pm
Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival
Just a heads up that the Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival, a FREE community film festival, is almost here!

The festival features nearly 50 films and appearances by more than 15 producers, directors, editors and animators of films being shown, including Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand (Cooked); guest artist Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, The Sixth Section, Papapapá); and George Stoney (How the Myth Was Made, Planning for Floods).

November 6-8, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin

For full details, see the insert in this week's Isthmus (Oct. 29) or visit TalesFromPlanetEarth.com

Presented by the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History, and Environment at UW-Madison in partnership with Working Films. Sponsored by these fine folks.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
12:07 pm
Community Drum Circle Jam With Helen Bond
Community Drum Circle Jam With Helen BondHelen
Sunday, November 1, 2009

2:00 -- 5:00pmish

Held at:
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
2010 Whenona Drive
Madison, Wisconsin
Google Map

Come be an active part of this musical experience creating improvised music! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of a unique percussive groove. Feel refreshed, revitalized and rejuvenated as you connect to the rhythms and each other.

Bring drums, percussion instruments or even just your hands. Some instruments will be available for use.
No Experience Required!!!

All Ages Welcome
Come enjoy creating music together!
$5 Donation Requested

Questions/info http://uuprairie.org/drumming or drumming@charter.net or just show up!

Helen Bond is a performer, percussionist, educator and storyteller. She is the founder and owner of Medusa's Musical Mysteries, founder of Motherland Rhythm Community (501c3) Music Organization. She is also co-founder of the Performance Ensemble “Diamana Diya” and the “Benkadi Project” charitable effort. Helen is the North American Representative for the Living Legend Famoudou Konaté and tours with him annually for three months throughout North America 2006 –2009.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
10:07 am
Like politics or journalism? This show is for you!
We're looking for students and staff members to be in the audience for a live taping of our show Wisconsin Reflections, airing on the Big Ten Network.

Our next guest is Jeff Greenfield. Best known as senior political correspondent for CBS News, Greenfield got his start as editor-in-chief of the Daily Cardinal. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear and speak with a nationally respected journalist with decades of experience; anyone who wishes to ask questions is welcome to do so!

Interested? Here are the specs:

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 12. Be at the studios no later than 8:45 a.m.; your time commitment will be 90 minutes at most
WHERE: Wisconsin Public Television studios (2000 P Vilas Hall - on the south end of the second floor; enter to the right of the loading dock)
HOW TO SIGN UP: E-mail your info to audience@uc.wisc.edu and say you want to be in the audience to see the show

Can't make it but still interested? We've got many more exciting guests lined up throughout the year. Taping schedules vary; hope to see you there!

For additional information on Wisconsin Reflections -- past and future guests, our host, and more -- visit our Web site at http://wisconsinreflections.wisc.edu/.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
2:05 pm
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